Got her today!
So I got my 97 3800 blue bird cross breed today. Has a T444E 175hp, AT545, F15S 4.11 rear.i drove no problem (other then it was excurshiatingly slow) untill I stopped at the last stop sign 28 miles from home. I took off and magically all I had was 1st gear -.- , I had reverse, neutral, and 1st. No matter what I did it refused to shift out of first when driving. I pulled over and let it cool down and removed the cover on the electric modular (shift solenoid) and fluid poured out... So I diagnosed it as being bad and ordered another one. I've seen several other posts with the same problem and there mehanics sold them a new tranny. So I'll keep y'all up to date on if that fixes it.
Oh BTW! I drove the last 28 miles at 17mph!